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Name: WELLFIELD
Type: Tanker
Launched: 08/12/1923
Completed: 03/1924
Builder: Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Company
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 225
Dimensions: 5633grt, 3295nrt, 385.6 x 51.4 x 30.1ft
Engines: 4SCSA, oil engines, 2 x 6cyl (22.25 x 39.5ins), 563nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 148055
History:
03/1924 Field Tank SS Co Ltd (Hunting & Son), Newcastle
04/06/1941 Sank
Comments: 1932: Lengthened to 409.8ft, 6054grt, 3584nrt
04/061941: Sank after being torpedoed by U-Boat U48 in 48.34N 31.34W
On a voyage from Liverpool to Curacao in ballast.


Above photo courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo courtesy of Clive Ketley